Photo #1 - 50 Gallons Planted Community Tank

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50 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - 50 gallons planted community tank

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State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Description: 36x18x18in 50 gallons AGA tank. Odyssea 96W x 2 PC light 6700K. Temperature 78F, Nitrates 10-20ppm, Phosphates 1-2ppm, Potassium 20-30ppm, GH 12, KH 4, PH 6.8, Chelated Fe 0.25-0.5. Injecting 20-30ppm CO2 using 3 2L soda bottles with 2 cups sugar 3/4 tspn yeast. Fluval 304 canister filter. 32W JEBO UV sterilizer. 200W visi-therm stealth heater. 3" of Flourite red substrate.
Advice: Track nitrates, phosphates and chelated iron and dose what is necessary for plants at least once a week. Check PH every day if dosing CO2. Use dry chemicals to save money, KNO3 (nitrates and potassium), K2SO4 (potassium), Fleet enema (phosphates), CSM+B (traces), epsom salts (magnesium). Inject CO2 and have 4 watts per gallon of light. Use SAE, farlowella, flag fish, ottos, molly to clean algae while starting up. Use UV sterilizer to avoid green water and have crystal clean water. Fill aquarium with water until water line is not visible to avoid calcium deposits on glass. Use plain polyfill pillow stuffing for filter floss, you don't need anything else in canister filter.
Fish Kept: 6 Ottos 5 Cardinal tetras 3 SAE 2 Mollies 2 Flag fish 1 Farlowella 1 Tiger barb 1 Albino cory cat 1 Platy 1 Yellow cichlid
Corals/Plants: Melon Sword (Echinodorus osiris) Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri) Glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides) Carolina Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana) Aponogeton longiplumulosus Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) Ludwigia repens Hygrophila corymbosa ''Stricta'' Narrow Leaf Giant Hygro (Hygrophila corymbosa ''Siamensis 53B'') Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) Pygmy Chain Sword (Echinodorus tenellus) Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata)
Tank Size: 50 gallons
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Hey D, Couldn't have given better advice myself, Especially the part about the filter not needing anything but filter floss, a well planted tank with take care of your water and keep your bacteria in check, Viola'! and what you have is a tank like ours, Crystal Clear Water-24/7!! Excellent, Beautiful set up, keep up the great work! fish avatar

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